The impact of music education on children is profound.
Music does more than just make sounds, it changes the way we think and act. The skills your child will learn in music will help them be successful on the stage, in the classroom, and for the rest of their lives.
of admissions officers of the nation's major universities say high school credit and achievement in the arts are significant considerations for admission
points scored higher on the SAT for students involved in public school music programs according to the College Entrance Examination Board.
Lewis Thomas, physician and biologist, found that music majors comprise the highest percentage of accepted medical students.
of respondents (Gallup Poll), believe music is part of a well-rounded education and should be offered as part of the regular curriculum in schools.
Message from the director:
Gooding Senators Music was happy to welcome Mitchell Tilley as the new music instructor in 2017. During his time with the Gooding Music Program, Mr. Tilley has restored many traditions; one of the most exciting for the community is having the pep band (Red Thunder Band) back at our local games to display our Senator Pride loud and proud! This year, band students began marching and attended the ISU Marching Festival. These are just a few of the exciting things happening in the Gooding Music Program, with many more to come.
Students who participate in music have the lowest levels of current and lifelong use of alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drugs among any group in our society.
Students taking courses in music performance and music appreciation scored higher in the SAT than students with no arts participation.
Schools that have music programs have significantly higher graduation rates than those without music programs (90.2 percent compared to 72.9 percent).
Instrument Matching Tool
Part of enjoying the band is being successful on your instrument. This isn't a test, and you can't fail. The Instrument Matching Tool will help match you with the right instrument! EVERYONE can be in music. At the end, you will be asked to list your instrument preferences in priority order. Click on the button to begin.
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Contact InformationGooding Senators Music
Director: Mitchell Tilley
Phone: 208-934-4321 EXT 3324